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South Korea: Thousands urge President Park Geun-hye to quit following scandal 01:33

South Korea: Thousands urge President Park Geun-hye to quit following scandal

Korea, Republic of, Seoul
October 29, 2016 at 15:08 GMT -00:00 · Published

Over 10,000 people descended upon Cheonggyecheon Street, in Seoul, on Saturday, to call for resignation of President Park Geun-hye following corruption allegations. Protesters held candles and chanted "Step down, Park Geun-hye," before marching to the capital's city hall.

The president is accused of permitting a friend to both interfere in state affairs and use her links to Ms Park for financial benefit. The president admitted on television to allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to edit presidential draft speeches. Following the breaking of the scandal Ms Park sacked ten of her senior advisors.

The affair is being investigated by prosecutors, who raided the homes of several presidential aids earlier on Saturday.

South Korea: Thousands urge President Park Geun-hye to quit following scandal 01:33
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Over 10,000 people descended upon Cheonggyecheon Street, in Seoul, on Saturday, to call for resignation of President Park Geun-hye following corruption allegations. Protesters held candles and chanted "Step down, Park Geun-hye," before marching to the capital's city hall.

The president is accused of permitting a friend to both interfere in state affairs and use her links to Ms Park for financial benefit. The president admitted on television to allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to edit presidential draft speeches. Following the breaking of the scandal Ms Park sacked ten of her senior advisors.

The affair is being investigated by prosecutors, who raided the homes of several presidential aids earlier on Saturday.

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